Our Journey

It all Started in 2012

two friends started discussing their love for spirits and the idea of opening an artisan distillery. Born and raised in Michigan, the owners were determined to showcase the state’s rich agriculture and support local businesses. Through years of hard work, education, research, and determination, their dream has become a reality. Today, Michigan Moonshine uses only locally-sourced ingredients to craft unique, small-batch spirits, taking pride in their grain-to-glass approach. The owners invite you to taste their passion and love for the industry and their state in every sip of their delicious cocktails.

History of Michigan Moonshine

Michigan Moonshine was founded by two friends who shared a passion for spirits and a dream of opening an artisan distillery. They wanted to showcase the best of Michigan’s agriculture and support local businesses, so they made it a priority to use Michigan-based ingredients in all of their products. After years of hard work, education, research, and perseverance, they were finally able to turn their dream into a reality.

One of the key goals of Michigan Moonshine is to create unique, small-batch distilled products that are made entirely in-house, from grain to glass. 

This approach allows them to carefully control every aspect of the production process and ensure that each batch meets their high standards of quality and flavor. They also strive to use sustainable and eco-friendly practices in their distilling operations.

Over the years, Michigan Moonshine has become a beloved fixture in the local community, known for their delicious and innovative spirits as well as their commitment to supporting the state’s economy and agriculture. They continue to experiment with new flavors and techniques, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of craft distilling.

Thank you

From Michigan’s Favorite Distillery

We at Michigan Moonshine Distillery & BBQ are deeply grateful for our valued customers, who have become more like friends over time. Your unwavering support has allowed us to thrive in Grandville, and we are honored to be a part of such a warm and welcoming community. Your continued patronage is what motivates us to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, where you can enjoy our premium drinks, delectable food, and cherished moments with those who matter most. Thank you for making Michigan Moonshine Distillery & BBQ your go-to destination, and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Joe Nieusma
Joe Nieusma
2023-02-12
We go from Grand Haven, MI to the closest Costco in Grandville, MI and absolutely have to eat lunch before shopping or we buy way too much there. We found a great spot - Michigan Moonshine. Awesome cuban sandwich and awesome brisket sandwich. We also tried the moonshine cocktails and were quite impressed. We were there when the train went by and got to partake in the "train-going-by-shot-special" too. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere in a clean and family friendly spot. We will definitely go back when we have to shop Costco! Thanks for lunch and drinks!
Cory Berends
Cory Berends
2023-02-03
I was a big fan of the apple moonshine
Makayla Monroe
Makayla Monroe
2022-12-29
This place is great. It has a comfortable atmosphere and the staff are always very nice. My favorite thing here is the carnitas salad. Glad to have a place like this within walking distance of my home! 🙂
Old Andy
Old Andy
2022-12-01
Some of the friendlier service people in the state I have yet to come across. Their professionalism and friendliness is absolutely appreciated.
Chase Hasper
Chase Hasper
2022-11-14
*Update: they have new menus! Delicious food and some new alcohols. A great spot! $2 shots when a train goes by!* This is an amazing distillery making craft cocktails from their own distilled moonshine. Right in downtown Grandville, this is one of the few places to go for a higher-end mixed drink in the local area. All of their flavors are great, prices very reasonable, and the owners are very attentive. It can get a bit noisy during peak hours, but no worse than a typical bar downtown. There are also nice, clean bathrooms available. Michigan Moonshine offers something truly different and unique to the community.
Ronald Pease
Ronald Pease
2022-10-28
Loved this place! Drinks were both delicious and creative adaptations of the classics. The food is no joke! I would say, highly recommend!
Kurt Feringa
Kurt Feringa
2022-10-22
This place is a great time. The drinks are top notch and the smoked meat is sooo good! If you're lucky, the train will come by!